Friday, July 8, 2011

Training of an artist and warrior

I was talking with a friend of mine this morning, and we were discussing, in part, the intuitiveness of art and martial arts. This led me to think about what does it mean to work intuitively. What does that say in and of itself? I know that is how both my mother and I work in our art. I was taught to work from intuition. I have found that my best work comes from what I "feel". I think my friend and I would agree that the best martial arts practice comes from what you "feel" is right in a given situation. There is no time to think. Thinking can lead us to question things in the wrong places. There is a place for thinking things through, of  course. But, to operate on intuition is the goal of every warrior and artist, in my opinion. Yet another place where art and martial arts cross paths. Something to think about.


1 comment:

  1. It seems to function spontaneously, there must be good attention; not thinking, not forced and exclusive focus, but a total attention to what is actually happening.